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Are over fifty-fives finding it harder to retire due to debt?

When we think of retirement, words like carefree and secure often come to mind. Retirement is thought of as a relaxed period of life, where you’re free to enjoy savings,…

27 June 2019

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Supporting Carers’ Financial Wellbeing

During Carers Week 2019, we’ll be raising awareness of how being a Carer can have an impact on finances. With as many as three in five Carers in the UK…

10 June 2019

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Bank overdraft fees targeted in major shake-up

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Bank overdraft fees targeted in major shake-up

Today, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed it is introducing reforms to make overdrafts simpler, fairer and easier to manage. The changes represent the biggest overhaul to the overdraft…

07 June 2019

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Tenant Fees Act now in place

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Tenant Fees Act – now in place

On Monday, 3rd June, the new Tenant Fees Act came into place, meaning that private renters will no longer have to pay letting agent fees. Citizens Advice has called for…

05 June 2019

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Loan shark or loan smart – you choose

Loan Smart is a new charity set up to help consumers avoid borrowing money from loan sharks. A loan shark is a common way to describe an illegal lender who…

24 May 2019

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Beware of bogus bailiffs

People are at risk from fraudsters masquerading as enforcement agents (bailiffs), according to the Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA). The warning comes after CIVEA identified cases of fraudsters using the government’s…

23 May 2019

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Controversial ‘loan charge’ could affect 50,000 people

In April 2019, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) implemented a charge to anyone who had used a so-called ‘disguised remuneration’ scheme. Previously, remuneration schemes allowed individuals to accept salary…

23 May 2019

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Steps to reduce gambling-related harm

There are around two million adults in Great Britain* who may be experiencing some level of harm from their gambling, including 340,000 people who are classified as problem gamblers. To…

22 May 2019

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Over £27 million reported lost to online investment scams

A new warning has been given to the public by The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Action Fraud to be wary of investment scams carried out via bogus online trading…

21 May 2019

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The young face of gambling

In this article we explore the approach charity Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) is taking to educate young people about how exposure to adverts and playing games can…

20 May 2019

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